Jesse Sublett is an Austin, Texas-based author & musician -- and this show features live musical and spoken word performance. Sublett's influence on the Austin music scene dates to the late 1970s, when he founded the seminal punk band, The Skunks, and continues today. His published books include crime novels set in the Austin scene -- Rock Critic Murders, Tough Baby, and Boiled In Concrete. His music-murder-and-cancer memoir, Never the Same Again (2004), has been hailed by artists like James Ellroy, Michael Connelly, and Rick Linklater. Jesse has been experimenting with combining music and pulp fiction since the mid-1980s, and his blog, Jesse Sublett’s Little Black Book, combines crime fiction, film, art, and liberal politics.
Recently Jesse has been active in social media and ePublishing, where he has channeled the old punk/DIY spirit into the new digital age. His latest eBook, Grave Digger Blues -- a post-apocalyptic detective story -- is a wild joy ride that Jesse’s longtime fans will recognize for its relentless lyrical drive, dark humor, bright splashes of violence and absurdity. The iPad version includes more than an hour of audio, with an original blues soundtrack and audio chapters produced by Jesse and the Fort Worth jazz musician Johnny Reno.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Engineer for this episode: Allen Campbell. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 55:57.